Eastern Owl is an Indigenous-led all nations group of women who blend the styles of First Nations Drum Music and Contemporary Folk to create their own innovative sound. Based primarily out of St. John’s, NL, the women of Eastern Owl hail from all across Ktaqamkuk (the island of Newfoundland). A powerful ensemble of eight vocalists, they have been captivating audiences across Canada since 2011.
With deep roots in community, Eastern Owl has committed to deepening their connection with their traditional practices while helping to educate Indigenous and non-Indigenous audiences through song. They are the recipients of the 2016 ArtsNL CBC Emerging Artist award, the 2019 Music NL Indigenous Artist of the Year Award and most recently have been namedthe 2020 ECMA Indigenous Artist of the Year.